Ross Creek Centre for the Arts invites you..

Adult Art Retreat with Sara Hartland-Rowe
October 19-21, 2018

Break away for a unique, creative experience with our weekend art retreat with an extraordinary artist and teacher.

This weekend is all about giving yourself time and creative skills, in a beautiful natural setting, and with no experience necessary. You can come for the whole weekend, with bonfires, all meals and farmhouse accommodation included, or simply join us for one or both days. Very limited spaces.See more

Saturday (Day 1): Making Art from Sticks and Stones
Use the Ross Creek Centre’s unique location as the source for drawing and painting materials.

Sunday (Day 2): Watercolour Monoprint
Explore the beautiful medium of water-colour monoprint.

Sara Hartland-Rowe  is a painter and installation artist who lives in Halifax. Sara has exhibited across Canada, in the US, Europe and South America. Her work is in private and public collections, and she was a finalist for the Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Award in 2016 for her wall drawing, Travellers, at the Dartmouth Bus Terminal for Metro Transit.
She is an instructor in the Painting and Drawing Department at NSCAD.
for an extraordinary experience.

Find out more and register


Acclaimed Writer-in-Residence Reads @AcadiaU

We are delighted to work with the English Department at Acadia to present an author reading/talk of our acclaimed writer-in-residence Vanessa Blakeslee
on Wednesday, October 3 from 3-4 in the … read more


Come build trails!

Learn, Help, & Have Fun! Ross Creek is developing new walking/snowshoeing trails through our 178 acres of field and forest, and are looking for volunteers to help establish and restore these beautiful new hikes for the community!

Work with Christina Daffre, our Environmental Property Manager (thanks Eco-Canada!) and learn about trail development and about Acadian forests, restoration, and conservation. Bring a group or come solo and meet new people! Enjoy a free delicious lunch as a thank you from Ross Creek! No experience is required. Ages 12+.
Email us to register: property@artscentre.ca.

This program is supported in part by Nova Scotia and Municipality of Kings.


Join our team!

From volunteering to fabulous positions opening up in the future, we’re looking to expand the Ross Creek team! From our CiTs to programming to administration, from cooking, to camp counseling, we are posting positions for now and for the future.See more here to join our team! 


25% sale! ends midnight Sept.30th

We are so excited for next summer that we have already announced our 2019 season,March Break and Summer camp season and a 25% discount on camp fees if you register and pay in full for your camps by midnight on September 30, 2018.

That’s saving enough to add a few more programs to your summer, PLUS you are guaranteed a spot in the program you want (we sold out some weeks in 2018)! You can book a camp and then change it before February 1, 2019 with no change fee. Register now to take advantage of this short-term sale on all March Break, Summer camp, Teen and Dance camps!

Please note, early bird does not apply if camps are not paid for in full by the deadline.


October 28 – Mi’kmaw Art And Exploration!

​We are inspired by our gallery Artist Alan Syliboy and his Thundermaker exhibition, and on October 28 from 1-4 we will explore artistic traditions from the petroglyphs to contemporary Mi’kmaw art, and food inspired by Mi’kmaw recipes and our landscape. We are thrilled to welcome Trevor Gould to perform. 

​We’ll also have some special Hallowe’en and Day of the Dead activities and Treats in an October extravaganza! Admission by donation, with a $5 pp suggested minimum donation. Food is extra and per piece.

This program is supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts and Nova Scotia.


See our fall calendar and get creative

As a registered charity, to make all of our programs happen, we rely on your donations. If you can consider making a donation or volunteering, becoming a member of our board or a committee, or being involved in some other way, we would love to talk!

To make a donation,click here.

To become a volunteer,click here. 

Our mailing address is:

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Box 190

Canning, NS B0P 1H0

Canada